Community Involvement

Palmetto Citizens exists to provide more than financial services, we also look beyond our walls to our local community. This philosophy leads us to support worthwhile charitable and social causes.

Staff Volunteers with EmmanuwheelStaff Volunteers at TransitionsStaff Volunteers at Congaree River

2022 Palmetto Citizens Youth Financial Educator of the Year Award Recipient

Palmetto Citizens Financial Educator of the Year Award recipient Andrea Dickey

Andrea Dickey
Richland Northeast High School

Ms. Dickey knows financial education is important because it lays the foundation for her students to build strong money habits now, that will carry them into adulthood. Ms. Dickey stresses to her students the importance of paying yourself first, building an emergency savings fund and saving for retirement. She wants to make a difference in her students' futures and help them learn to navigate their finances properly.

Palmetto Citizens works with many outstanding educators through their use of our Financial Education Team presenters and other resources like student checkbooks. This award recognizes the educator who goes above and beyond to bring financial education to their classroom.

We congratulate Andrea Dickey and thank her for all of the important work she is doing to improve the lives of her students!

Proud to Serve!

Locally Invested

We are proud to help many local charities, schools and other organizations in a variety of ways, including volunteer service and monetary donations.

Harvest Hope Food Bank – Our staff served Harvest Hope to pack 425 boxes for their mobile pantry for a Staff Service Day.

Staff Volunteers at Harvest Hope

In November 2021, we collected monetary and non-perishable food donations for Harvest Hope, and the Share Your Holiday Food Drive. With the generosity of our members and staff, along with a corporate donation, we were proud to present a donation of $25,385 to Harvest Hope! Since 2002, we have been able to donate over $158,500 and over 45,000 pounds of food.

Breast Cancer Centers - In October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we made donations of $10,000 on behalf of our members and staff to each of our local Breast Centers at Prisma Health and Lexington Medical Center.

Higher Education Scholarship Program - Every year Palmetto Citizens offers students an opportunity to apply for one of twenty $1,000 higher education scholarships. Congratulations to our 20 winners of 2022!

Camp Cole – Our staff assisted with camp cleanup, preparing the grounds for Camp Impact, a camp for children who have been or are homeless.

Staff Volunteers at Harvest Hope

Free Document Shredding - We continue to help keep information out of the hands of identity thieves by hosting a series of no cost shredding days. Since 2008, we’ve helped consumers shred nearly 725 tons of personal information.

Financial Presentations & Materials - Palmetto Citizens is always happy to assist local schools, youth groups and other organizations by providing speakers and/or materials on a variety of financial topics. To request a speaker for your classroom or group, or for more information on other materials we can provide such as educational handouts, sample checkbooks, or online resources, please contact our Community Relations Department using the information below.

If you would like more information, or to support one of these worthy causes, please our Community Relations Department or call (803) 376-5035.